A moderate earthquake hits Los Angeles

May 18th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD  

LA Quake This Sunday Los Angeles was not only shaken by the crushing defeat that the Los Angeles Angels received from the hands of Texas Ranger (who scored their seventh straight win and 3-0 lead over the Angels with this victory), but the “city of angels” was also shaken by a prolonged earthquake that lasted for about 14 to 15 seconds. According to the US Geological survey the earthquake was of a magnitude of 5.0 on the Rector Scale.

Fortunately, no immediate reports have come in regarding serious damages and injuries, reported the Los Angeles Fire Department. Brian Humphrey, of the Fire Department said, “there were no reports if any major damage.”

The earthquake that struck at exactly 8:39 pm on Sunday, was centered in around the peripheral area of the community of Lennox, the region that lies near Inglewood that is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles and three miles east from the Los Angeles International Airport. The U.S. Geological Survey, described the 5.o earthquake with a depth of 8.4 miles as “moderate”.

At 8.39 pm in the night when the earthquake struck, the residents throughout the greater Los Angeles as far south as Long Beach and other surrounding areas of the city, where the earthquake was centered felt the rumbling of the earth that lasted for about 14 to 15 seconds.

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